Echee is still censoring most of the comments with an opposing point of view... so I wont even try to respond to an Anon who made a comment yesterday.
I mean, I agree, some of Emma's fans may live in a fantasy world (including me) when it comes to Emma but some of the people who don't like Emma live in a similiar but opposite fantasy land.
They think they have quotes verbatim and are uncovering "the truth" about Emma Watson, when "the truth" is they have it wrong half the time. They change her words, they take things out of context, etc, etc
When you try to point out things that are not quite accurate your comment is censored. Personally, I don't see the point of even having a Blog if you don't allow any real debate. It is just a bunch of like minded people engaging in some sort of mental masturbation.
Anyway, from Anon yesterday on Meet The Real Emma Watson...
Exhibit A: [from moviefone, reliable] "Watson says that she's received a number of offers to play go that Disney route, but as she says those American high school student roles are "to be honest, my worst nightmare." "
Perks = American teen role. Also, a serious subversion to distance herself from Hermione (something she said she doesn't want, right?)
1. This was from 2007. 5 years ago.
2. This appears to be two separate quotes combined into one. This was not an interview with Emma, but paraphrasing from some Italian magazine which was translated by the Leaky Cauldron.
3. Below this they claim Emma said "I won't be appearing naked on stage with a horse". Are we sure this site is reliable? If you Google some of this stuff it only goes back to that one article by moviephone.
4. What does "Disney route" even mean? The Avengers was a Disney movie. Disney rarely even does American High School movies anymore.
5. Emma has talked about this at other times. She did not once say she would "never" do any American Teen movie. She basically said she was afraid she wouldn't do good because of the accent and that American High Schools are so much different that the schools she went to.
Conclusion: There is zero substance to Exhibit A. Also, I don't think the person is using the word "subversion" quite right.
Exhibit B: Made a comment about 'focusing on her studies' not doing any more film work or publicity... defers/drops out a second time... for a film that isn't really important aside from subverting her image. Clearly the education is a ruse, otherwise she'd have done it properly like Natalie Portman did (if the film wasn't in summer, then she wasn't interested), or done it through Open University - actually getting a degree, without the Ivy League prestige that she wanted (Brown is the crappiest Ivy, tied with Cornell anyway)
"Made a comment about 'focusing on her studies' not doing any more film work or publicity"
This is not accurate. She never said she was "not doing any more film work". She said at least 4 or 5 times in interviews in 2009 (some of them on TV) that she was going to do both. She said she wanted to continue her education but she was still going to be an actress. She did 3 straight semesters in college then mixed in some film projects with school. She did not actually lie about this! She said to Jonathon Ross. "I want the best of both worlds!" She has spent some time in school and continued her career. She actually does seem to have "the best of both worlds"
That is the way I would do it too. Who the hell wants to do 4 years of college in row when they don't have to?
Exhibit C: "LA scares the crap out of me". A couple of weeks later, spends three weeks in LA. She must be a masochist... why hang around a place that scares the crap out of you... or don't claim that it scares you to begin with. In the same comment she also said something about 'botox at 22' 'counting calories' and all of that... funny, she works in LA and drops at least 10 pounds (she was healthy looking before, and HAS lost weight)... so, she'll be having botox next, right?
More shit taken out of context. Emma said "LA scares the crap out of me" in reference to moving to Hollywood and becoming a full time actress and living there. So she meets Johnny Simmons in LA briefly then goes to NY after that then goes back to Britain. This is not the same as moving to LA permanently. Emma wasn't afraid to go to Bangladesh, but I doubt she would want to live there.
Many people who do not like Emma have tunnel vision with the truth. They completely ignore anything positive about her and scour the Internet for anything negative. And then half the time what they think is negative is a distortion of reality.